Thursday, November 14, 2013

Yellow Butterflies and Old Wive's Tales

I had a hankering recently to do a more detailed painting with lots of background. There's something truly wonderful about being surrounded by nature, something magical about being immersed in a sea of gently blowing flowers and grasses. A little world, all your own for just a little while, where you can remain undisturbed, hidden by a tangle of vines with a friendly group of butterflies fluttering softly around you.

The scan of this pic is only so so. It's a larger piece and had to be scanned in sections. I'll have to give it another go before I'm truly satisfied with it, but for now I just wanted to share it.

I thought I would also take this opportunity to share what I've been reading this week. I found this lovely little book full of old fashioned information. It's filled with all sorts of folklore, natural remedies, helpful tips and interesting trivia. I absolutely love this sort of thing so I couldn't resist also helps that I love the cover design!

As an extra little treat I chose ginger chamomile tea and a cute little apple pie to accompany my reading. Yummy!

1 comment:

  1. Wow so pretty! And that tea and pie looks amazing...reminds me of when we made our little mini apple pies last fall in Portland :)